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Power of A Cliche
On from 07 Dec 2008 till 07 Dec 2008
Barbican
by Haleh Anvari


About: Power of A Cliche

A compelling spoken word performance and slide show by writer/photographer Haleh Anvari, exploring the representation of Iranian women in the West and in Iran. Power of a Cliché focuses on the black chador as visual shorthand for Iran, and its use as an icon both inside and outside the country.

Using over 200 photographs from private and public archives, Anvari steers us on a personal and cultural journey with the chador questioning its role over the past 30 years in shaping the image and psyche of the nation.

Followed by discussion and audience Q&A chaired by Professor Germaine Greer.

Performance time: 15:00
Running time: 30 mins followed by up to 120 min of Q&A

Iran: New Voices
Organised in association with Iran Heritage Foundation and Vali Mahlouji

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